How much of a difference do you do for the exposure? I was doing two pictures like bracketing, changing the shutter speed, like 1/100 sec and 1/400 sec. then merging them in Lightroom.
It depends on the picture, because the more contrast between the exposures, the “higher” the HDR will look. I couldn’t tell you exactly how many stops of light I would change between pictures in any given situation, but this is how I would explain it. If you are going for a three exposure HDR, I would start by taking one photo that is (according to the camera’s exposure meter,) a perfect exposure.
Then I would take another photo, making sure that the darkest areas of the photo are the correct exposure (bright enough that you can see detail in the darkest areas). (Obviously according to your eyes, since the camera meter is going to show that the image is way to bright.)
Then I would take the third photo, exposing for the brightest parts of the image (ie. sky). And again, this time he camera’s exposure meter is going to say that the photo is to dark.
Last of all then, just do an HDR merge in Lightroom, or whatever editing program that you have.
I hadn’t known my camera could do HDR in-camera, so I haven’t tried that.
With my camera being fairly old at 7-8 years or so, I hope that your camera would have an upgraded HDR setting since yours is a year newer. 🙂
I was trying it out with a candle flame, hoping to get more detail in the flame, but it didn’t seem to be much different than the original edited.
Yeah, some pictures seem to change more than others when you do High Dynamic Range. It seems to me like a picture with lots of flat looking grass, or just not much depth and contrast in the photo, the photo changes more dramatically.
I know it’s supposed to capture more detail in the bright and dark areas, but was wondering what else it does?
What I noticed that changed in some HDR photos , is that the color seems to pop… the color seems richer.